65 postures in all. It is said that this art was created by Master Zhang Sanfeng who incorporated many other sects’ sword play. Tai Chi Sword not only has Wushu’s characteristics of overcoming the hard with the soft, restraining motion with stillness, the practitioner relaxing and using the opponents force, manipulating the whole with little strength, but also the Taoist health-preservation methods. It has the function of body strengthening as well as self-defense.